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Madagascar 2007 photo page

This page is dedicated to the remarkable Malagasy people with sincere thanks for their sometimes inadvertent, but more frequently, willing help in documenting our diverse experiences in Madagascar.

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+ people
+ Tana
+ Antsirabe
+ Ambalavao
+ Isalo
+ Ifaty
+ Berenty
+ in the market
+ the river
+ pousse-pousse
+ life in Mada
+ after life in Mada
+ zebu
+ food
+ lemurs
+ other mammals
+ birds
+ radiated tortoise
+ chameleons
+ geckoes
+ crocodillians
+ frogs
+ bugs
+ flora
+ baobabs
+ along the road
+ sisal
+ Ifaty

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+ Madagascar connections
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Flag

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People

Woman with scarf

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Dry sense of humor in Tana

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Basket o' yams

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Up to something?

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Five girls

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Pointed commentary

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Girl

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Nike presents Madagascar

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Smiling girl

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Two women, one hat

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Woman with bowl hat

tana

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Betsileo girl

betsileo girl

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Girl with bro

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Two boys

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Antananarivo

Tana from on high

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Getting cobble stoned in Tana

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A grate picture

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Three in Tana

family

Zarek, Wendy, and Bob
Picture taken by our guide Heri

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HIV education

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Malaria protection

bed net

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In the market

And never the twine shall meet

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Carrots

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Veggies

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Lambas

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Voanjo

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Peanuts

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Baskets

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Purple baskets

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A vary interesting view

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A tenuous bilingual pun based on the Malagasy word for rice.

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Basket o' chickens

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Vegetables

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The bubble vendor

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A Game with “a peal”

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The river

On the riverbank

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Punting, Madagascar style

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In the river

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Bird's eye view

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Rice

Planting rice

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Paddies

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More paddies

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Woman and paddy

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Food

Gastronomical grenouilles

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Lunch

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Taking waffles to heart

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Zebu

Zebu on the move

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Zebu traffic

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Zebu salesman

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Zebu market
Ambalavao
August 8, 2007

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Life in Mada

Highlands Housing - Merino style

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Note west facing, lack of windows

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Break-dancing maneuver

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Making bricks

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Tsarasaotra

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After life in Mada

Long-term planning

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After life-story

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Tomb

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Zebu and the second amendment

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Tomb garden

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Crosses and a gun

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Pousse-pousse

The doubly inappropriately named “pousse-pousse”

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Ansirabe
August 6, 2007

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Ansirabe
August 6, 2007

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Vazaha

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Ansirabe
August 6, 2007

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Ambalavao

Ambalavao paper

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Ambalavao
August 8, 2007

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Paper making

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Ambalavao
August 8, 2007

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Hery making paper

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Ambalavao
August 8, 2007

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Lemurs!

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Common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus)

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Bamboo lemurs

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Lemur profiling

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Bamboo lemur

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Maki

Maki portrait

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Ring-tailed Lemur, (Lemur catta) Maki

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The lemur and Mr. Darwin

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Ring-tailed Lemur, (Lemur catta) Maki

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The zen of evolution

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Ring-tailed Lemur, (Lemur catta) Maki

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Sifakas

Close-up

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Sifaka snacking

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The real Sifakas

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Leapin' lemur baby

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Sifaka portrait

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Bob

and his distorted sense of lemur

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Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli)

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Dancing sifaka

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Lemur pirouette

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Ninja lemur

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Brown lemur - Berenty

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Sportif lemur - nocturnal - in a thorny situation

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Mouse lemur

Mouse lemur - nocturnal

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Spiny forest

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Other mammals

Madagascar civet

something of interest

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Ranomafana
August 7, 2007

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”Is that Bob?”

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Ranomafana
August 7, 2007

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”Yes, I believe it is.”

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Ranomafana
August 7, 2007

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Incisive image

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Ranomafana
August 7, 2007

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Mating pair

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Ranomafana
August 7, 2007

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Fossa

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Tana zoo
August 18, 2007

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Fossa

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Tana zoo
August 18, 2007

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Tenrec

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Up to bat

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Birds

Madagascar Red Owl

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Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei)
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Tytonidae

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Pied crow

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Pied Crow (Corvus albus)

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Coua

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Giant Coua
Coua gigas
Berenty
The couas are members of the cuckoo family.

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Elephant bird egg

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Egg of extinct ratite
possibly Aepyornis maximus
August 15, 2007

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Chicken with a hang-over

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Gallus gallus

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Radiated tortoise

Endangered

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Astrochelys radiata

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Radiated tortoise arm

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When turtles confer

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chameleons

Camel Lion

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Orange you glad I said chameleon?

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Eye of the chameleon

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Going grey

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Eye for fashion

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Finger ornament

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Geckoes

Big-headed gecko

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Paroedura

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Leaf tailed gecko

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Uroplatus sikorae

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Leaf-tailed gecko - uroplatus

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Leaf-tailed gecko - Uroplatus

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Leaf-tailed gecko eye

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Gecko handed

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Snakes

Boa

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The presence of boas (usually associated with South America) in Madagascar is another of the many geographical enigmas of Madagascar.

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Crocodillians

The tale of the lizard and the croc

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Once upon a time, a croc had a lizard for dinner.
The end

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Frogs

White tree frog

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Red frog

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August 18, 2007

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Bugs

7 legged spider

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One in the hand

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Crazy nymph

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Flatid leaf-bug, nymphal form

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Girafe necked-weevil

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Scorpion

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Butterfly on bougainvillea

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Large butterfly

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Flora

Sundew, some don't

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Pachypodia

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pachypodia flower

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You don't know jack, fruit

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Baobab

Majestic

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Fat bab

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Another bab

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Where the baobabs grow

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Sisaling up the baobab

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Isalo, NP

Isalo landscape, high valley

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Ship rock
Rhino head?

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The guides encouraged us to make up our own names for the weirdly shaped rock formations.

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Turkey head

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The Window of Isalo

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Flying out over the Window of Isalo

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Sunset through the Window of Isalo

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Oasis in Isalo

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Home sweet cabin

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Along the road

Sapphires

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Anja

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Glacially carved rocks

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Carrying water

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Zebu mobile

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Berenty

Ostrich feathers

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Primate and corvid confer

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We flew Air Mad to Fort Dauphin

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(We did not realize at the time that our flight out of Fort Dauphin would be cancelled – leading to some serious scrambling to recoup.)

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Coming from the market

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This may entail walking extremely long distances.

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Pipe dreams

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Sisal

Sisal - pre sisal-ly

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The sisal factory

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The sisal truck arrives

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Unloading the sisal

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Sisal factory workers

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Ifaty

Diving in the Straits of Mozambique

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Mantis

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Purple flower

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”Mad laps at the shoreline

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Sun dhow-n in Ifaty

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Madagascar itinerary - August 3, 2007 - August 18, 2007 - under construction

+ August 3, 2007
Morning flight to Antananarivo from Johanesburg
Arrive 1:30
Met by driver - Coco
Hotel de France
Explore the city
Birthday dinner for Zarek at O! Poivre Vert in hotel

+ August 4, 2007 - Tana
Lemur park (RN1 22 kimometers from Tana)
Market in Tana

+ August 5, 2007 - Tana to Ansirabe
Meet Hery Andrianiantefana, our guide
Drive to high point in Tana
Drive to Antsirabe
Hotel Avana

+ August 6, 2007 - Ansirabe to Ranamafana
Ride in pousse pousses
Visit local market
Drive to Ranomafana
Night walk

+ August 7, 2007 - Ranamafana to Fianarantsoa
Morning hike
Mating civets
Tiny chameleons
Tour Centre Calbio
Drive to Fianarantsoa
Hotel Soafia

+ August 8, 2007 - Fianarantsoa to Isalo
Paper factory in Ambalavao
Zebu market, Ambalavao
Isalo Ranch

+ August 9, 2007 - Isalo
Hike - Canyon de Makis
Picnic lunch
Sunset at Window of Isalo
Dinner at Isalo Ranch

+ August 10, 2007 - Isalo
Hike
Piscine Natural
Went swimming with Zarek

+ August 11, 2007 - Isalo to Ifaty
Antsokay
Beach at Ifaty

+ August 12, 2007 - Ifaty

+ August 13, 2007 - Ifaty to Tulear, to Fort Dauphin

+ August 14, 2007 - Fort Dauphin to Berenty
Four hour drive to Berenty
Lunch at Berenty
Walk with guide Ben Taoby
Evening walk

+ August 15, 2007 - Berenty
Mouse lemurs
Androy Museum

+ August 16, 2007 - Berenty to Fort Dauphin
Sisal factory
Dancing sifakas
Got to airport but flight was cancelled
Stay in Fort Dauphin
Photograph white tree frog by hotel room

+ August 17, 2007 - Fort Dauphin to Tana
Fly to Tana
Meet up with Hery
Stay at Tana Plaza

+ August 18, 2007 - Tana to London
Chameleon Farm
Tana zoo
Shopping in Tana
Depart Tana for London via Joburg

With special thanks to our many guides - especially Hery Andrianiantefana and Ben Taoby

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Madagascar pictures by subject

+ Madagascar 2007

+ Madagascar 2007 reptitles and amphibians only

+ Birds - Madagascar 2007

+ Frogs - Madagascar 2007

+ Bugs - Madagascar 2007

+ Plants - Madagascar 2007

+ lemurs

+ sisal

+ baobabs

+ Isalo, NP

+ Ifaty

+ Berenty

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Modified: November 6, 2013
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